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Amazing writing competition open to young people age 16-21

Can you come up with an idea for a short drama? Let us know and you could win up to £500 for your school and see your idea made into a film!

This summer, you could be working with our award-winning screenwriter, John Hickman, alongside a team of young screenwriters, developing your idea from a simple concept to a fully fledged screenplay.

ACT 2 CAM will then shoot your film and premiere it in a commercial cinema, before releasing it onto DVD or BluRay.

Simply read the rules below and send your ideas to

You write it; we film it!

Rules of the Competition

  1. ACT 2 CAM is accepting pitches for 3 minute films, which will be performed by a cast of actors age 11-16
  2. Applicants must be aged 16-21 at the time of entry.
  3. The winner will be invited to develop their pitch into a screenplay at our Newcastle Writers Course, 8th-14th August. They will also win £300 for their school
  4. Two runners up will £100 each for their school.
  5. You can pitch as many ideas as you like. Each entry must be emailed separately, given its own title in the email heading
  6. You should aim your idea to produce a film that would have a running time of about 3 minutes. The film may be set in any place and any time and in any genre. You should include a plot synopsis
  7. It must be suitable to a young cast and audience (age 11-16)
  8. The entries should be submitted by email to by 6pm on June 30th, 2015. This competition is free to enter.
  9. Each email must include a contact email address and telephone number, the name of your school/college and the contact name of the competition organiser at your school.
  10. The winner and runners up shall be selected by our judging panel writers, led by our screenwriter John Hickman. Results will be publicised on this webpage by 10th July 2015.
  11. We will inform the winner and runners up within 3 days. If we are unable to contact the winners after 3 days, the judging panel will select new winners.
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